Articles in the 'Politics' topic

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NEWS POLITICS
Councillors to be updated on Wellbeing project

An update is due to be given to Powys County Councillors on the future of the North Powys Wellbeing Programme – but it will take place behind closed doors.

1 day ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Bill to tackle air and noise pollution passed in the Senedd

New legislation has been passed in the Senedd, giving the Welsh Government greater powers to improve air quality and reduce noise pollution across Wales.

3 days ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Christmas officially 'kicked off' in Newtown

In a spectacular display of festive cheer, the town came alive last Saturday to officially 'kick off' Christmas with an event organised by the Town Council.

3 days ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Powys taxi drivers lose licences

A Powys taxi driver has lost their licence to operate, and another driver has been given a five year suspension following a hearing by councillors.

3 days ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Town Council to change meeting arrangements

Town councillors are to discuss a report tonight on changing the way it meets to reflect workload.

5 days ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Contractor appointed to build new council housing development

Powys County Council has announced that J. Harper and Sons (Leominster) Ltd has been awarded the contract to build a new affordable housing development in Newtown.

5 days ago

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NEWS POLITICS BUDGET 24
Residents could be in for a double digit percentage hike in town precept

Tomorrow town councillors will convene to discuss the budget for the upcoming financial year.

5 days ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Free parking for 5 Saturdays in Newtown

Newtown residents and visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy free parking for five Saturdays leading up to Christmas, courtesy of the Town Council and Powys County Council.

1 week ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Town Partnership moves towards its inaugural meeting

A newly established town partnership in Newtown is to hold inaugural meeting at the end of November, town councillors have heard.

1 week ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Taxi fees to increase in Powys

Some Taxi licence fees set to rise, others to fall as report shows there are less taxi drivers in Powys than before Covid-19.

1 week ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Councillors recommend rejecting STV proposal

County Councillors will be advised to throw out a proposal to change the voting system in Powys for the next local elections in 2027.

1 week ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Another successful quarter for Newtown Advice Project

Town Councillors are set to examine a report from Citizens Advice Powys on the town council funded Newtown Advice Project, which provides advice and support to residents of Newtown.

2 weeks ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Today - make your views known on Day Services

As part of a wide scale engagement exercise about day opportunities in Powys, you can give your views TODAY in a series of drop in events.

2 weeks ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Town Council gives thanks for remembrance events

Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn Town Council has expressed its deepest gratitude to the various organizations and individuals who showed immense support during the recently concluded Remembrance Weekend.

2 weeks ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Is Christmas Kindness returning?

A local councillor has taken to social media to announce the return of the much-loved Kindness at Christmas event, scheduled for December 16th from 11am to 2pm.

2 weeks ago

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NEWS POLITICS
School budgets under deficit pressure

All £6.295 million in a reserve budget is likely to be used by Powys schools this year, county councillors have been told.

2 weeks ago

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NEWS POLITICS
MS raises concern over holiday let rules

Many holiday let business may close as a result of new rules that have been introduced by the Welsh Government says Montgomeryshire MS Russell George.

2 weeks ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Help shape the future of council tax in Wales

The Welsh Government has launched a consultation today to gather public opinion on possible approaches to redesigning the council tax system to make it fairer.

2 weeks ago

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NEWS POLITICS
HOWPS staff 'glad to be back' in the Council

Former Heart of Wales Property Services (HOWPS) workers “can’t believe their luck” that they are now part of Powys County Council, a councillor has said.

2 weeks ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Ban on creation of new leasehold homes announced

In a development for Newtown homeowners, the UK government has unveiled sweeping changes to the leasehold system as part of a broader housing market reform.

3 weeks ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Senedd backs motion calling for immediate ceasefire in Gaza and Israel

Members of the Senedd (Welsh Parliament) have thrown their weight behind Plaid Cymru's motion demanding an immediate ceasefire in Gaza and Israel.

3 weeks ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Rising employee costs chipping away at surplus

Following the second financial quarter of the year, Powys County Council is set to report a predicted surplus of £2.85 million at the end of March 2024, but this has been hit by rising employee costs.

3 weeks ago

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NEWS POLITICS NEWTOWN EAST
Town councillors to take action over English only name

Town councillors are to contact the county council and ask for action over concerns of an English-only housing development name.

3 weeks ago

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NEWS POLITICS NEWTOWN EAST
Market Street could be getting a splash of colour

Market Street in Newtown may soon see a burst of color and greenery, thanks to a proposal that has recently landed on the agenda of a town council meeting next week.

3 weeks ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Leisure services at top of priority list

The Powys public has shown more interest in the review of leisure services in the county than any similar council survey – councillors have said.

3 weeks ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Last few weeks of garden waste collections for 2023

Residents of Newtown are reminded that there are only a few weeks left for garden waste collections in 2023.

3 weeks ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Councillors unease over farms group

A recommendation to set up a new committee to advise the Liberal Democrat/Labour cabinet on the county farms estate, has caused unease amongst councillors.

3 weeks ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Tidy Newtown Week a 'resounding success'

Town Councillors will tonight examine a report on the recently held Tidy Newtown Week, with the overall event hailed as a 'resounding success'.

3 weeks ago

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NEWS CRIME POLITICS
Commissioner seeks input on police budget

Dyfed-Powys Police and Crime Commissioner, Dafydd Llywelyn, has opened a channel for residents and business owners in Newtown to voice their opinions on the proposed policing budget for the upcoming fiscal year, 2024/25.

3 weeks ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Council to spend £5 million on digital improvements

Powys County Council has announced a four-year plan to invest more than £5 million in digital improvements, including creation of mobile apps and AI powered services.

3 weeks ago

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NEWS POLITICS
County Councillors in line for pay increase

Powys County Councillors could be in line for a pay increase of more than £1,000 from next year.

4 weeks ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Council calls on residents to back Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal

Residents are being urged by Powys County Council to get behind the Royal British Legion's annual Poppy Appeal and wear their poppies with pride

4 weeks ago

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NEWS POLITICS
County Council to offer free parking in run-up to Christmas

Powys County Council has announced that they will be providing free car parking at their pay and display car parks for three important shopping days leading up to Christmas.

1 month ago

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NEWS CRIME POLITICS
Police commissioner raises concern around enforcement of 20mph

A police boss says there is a strong evidence for the roll-out of the 20mph speed limit in Wales on safety grounds, but added that officers didn’t want to be left “holding the baby” when it came to enforcing it.

1 month ago

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NEWS POLITICS NEWTOWN EAST
Welsh Government still expects Health Hub bid next summer

The Welsh Government still expect to receive a bid to fund the North Powys Wellbeing Programme next summer.

1 month ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Welsh Government preparing for more criminal justice powers

Welsh ministers are making preparations for the devolution of powers over youth justice, probation, and policing, according to the Minister for Social Justice, Jane Hutt MS.

1 month ago

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NEWS POLITICS
County Council to become more 'sustainable'

Powys County Council is embarking on a new strategy to plan and deliver public services that are stronger, fairer, and more environmentally friendly in the future.

1 month ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Rent control protestors ejected from the Senedd

Protesters calling for rent controls in Wales were ejected from the Senedd after disrupting proceedings from the public gallery.

1 month ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Businesses urged to attend partnership meeting

Newtown's business community is urged to mark their calendars as the Town Council invites local business owners and stakeholders to a town partnership meeting this week.

1 month ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Tulips to add splash of colour to outskirts

The Town Council has announced that they'll be planting around 2,000 tulips to bring a splash of colour to the town.

1 month ago

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NEWS POLITICS
'Watch this space' on North Powys Wellbeing Hub

County Councillor Sian Cox has told a town council meeting to 'watch this space' on the North Powys Wellbeing Programme - with fears that it might be scrapped.

1 month ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Have your say on local day services

A wide scale engagement exercise about the day opportunities available across Powys has begun, the county council has said.

1 month ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Town council set to sign pledge

Newtown & Llanllwchaiarn Town Council is set to sign the 'Civility and Respect' pledge, following reports of bullying across the sector.

1 month ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Who's on the Car Parking Review group?

As we reported last week, Powys County Council is ploughing ahead with it's Car Parking Review Group, but who is a member?

1 month ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Councillors ask where is the vision for Newtown schools

Where is the overall vision to transform education in Newtown – councillors have asked

1 month ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Welsh Government urged to improve diversity in local politics

The Welsh Government needs to do more to encourage greater diversity in local government, according to a Senedd Committee report.

1 month ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Ban on snares use comes into force

Wales’ historic total ban on the use of snares and glue traps comes into force from today helping end the indiscriminate suffering of animals, Rural Affairs Minister Lesley Griffiths has said

1 month ago

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NEWS POLITICS
One trader out, but hopefully another set to replace them

The Newtown Tuesday Charter street market is experiencing a 'shift' as one of its main fruit and vegetable traders withdraws.

1 month ago

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NEWS POLITICS
County Council begins car parking review

In response to mounting concerns and demands from the local community, the Powys County Council has officially announced the commencement of a comprehensive car park review.

1 month ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Local cllr slams plans for closure of Treowen

Cllr Joy Jones has hit back at plans to close Treowen School and move pupils to a newly built building in the centre of the town.

1 month ago

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NEWS POLITICS NEWTOWN EAST
Merchant House planning approved

In a positive decision for the development of the high street, Powys County Council has granted planning permission to transform Merchant House into a set of four susintable flats on the first and second floors.

1 month ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Treowen could close under updated school plans

Plans have been unveiled by Powys County Council which could see Treowen School close and move to a new building in the centre of the town - but Maesyrhandir to stay where it is.

1 month ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Councillors to decide community grant applications

Town Councillors will next week discuss awarding nearly £5,000 to local groups as part of it's community fund scheme.

1 month ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Debate on changing election system delayed

At the next local elections in 2027, residents might be voting for their Powys County Council representatives under a form of proportional representation allowed under a new law in Wales.

1 month ago

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NEWS POLITICS
How did your councillor vote on cheaper car parking?

The voting results from yesterday's Powys County Council meeting reveal who voted for cheaper parking and who voted against.

1 month ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Leader vows to resign if he has 'misled' the council

Powys County Council’s leader has vowed to resign if he is found to have intentionally misled the council in a row over a £5 million farm sale near Welshpool – but insisted his cabinet has acted appropriately.

1 month ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Cheaper parking rejected by councillors

One pound for one hour parking at all Powys car parks rejected by councillors.

1 month ago

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NEWS POLITICS
New chief executive for Powys County Council

Powys County Council has recently announced the appointment of Emma Palmer as their new Chief Executive.

1 month ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Are we about to get cheaper car parking again?

A motion to drop the price of car park tickets to entice more people to visit Powys town centres is set to be debated at a council meeting later this week.

1 month ago

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NEWS POLITICS
Developer of houses in Newtown owes thousands to Powys firms

Thousands of pounds are still owed to Powys firms after the developer of a flagship council affordable housing project in Newtown went into administration earlier this year.

2 months ago

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